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Department of Communication Studies

Communication Studies seeks to understand communication and to improve its practice in a variety of relationships. We focus on two person and family communication, communication in small groups and in large organizations, communication across communities, the nature of language and symbols, and the nature of argument and persuasion in political settings and in social movements. We are a department recognized for its world-renowned researchers, top-ranked graduate programs, and award-winning teachers. 


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Brummett Hook Em

Endowed Lecture

Efforts Underway to Raise $30K for Barry Brummett Endowed Lecture

Shiv Ganesh Visit

Faculty Research

Ganesh and Colleagues Find Humility Along the Supply Chain

Beasley Speech

Graduate Program

Beasley Accepts Award As Outstanding Alum

Surratt Lounge

Lab Re-dedication

Hopper and Surratt Honored At Special Event

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